1 August 2007

Today, if all went according to plan, a Russian flag was planted on the ocean floor under the North pole. Unfortunately for the Russians, underwater flags don't count - Moscow rules.

Why do we call restaurants "a well-kept secret"? The Silk Road Café is inside the Chester Beatty Library within the grounds of Dublin Castle. It's got its own website and everything. It's not like the Waziristan al-Qaeda base. Essentially, it isn't a well-kept secret. However, it's got mains for €10, pannis for €7 and it's right there, serving very good Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern food.